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These Are Your Leaders: Brad Wenstrup

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup; salary: 174,000; public position on shutdown: supports repealing or weakening Obamacare through budget bills.
  

These Are Your Leaders: Rob Portman

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
Republican Sen. Rob Portman; salary: 174,000; public position on shutdown: opposes repealing or weakening Obamacare through budget bills.
  

Oh, the Places You Won’t Go

All the things you can’t do and the help you can’t get during this government shutdown

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
Once government shutdowns started becoming somewhat of a regular occurrence (there have been 17 shutdowns since 1977), somewhere a group of people in suits decided to make calls on what they consider “essential” and “non-essential” federal government services.  

Our Government Isn't Working, and Neither Is GTA 5: Online

Get your head out of your ass, America

2 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
As it stands now, the violent video game politicians hated doesn’t work and the politicians don’t either.   

Government Shutdown Chat: What Does It Mean for Me?

CityBeat staffers have an intelligent conversation about the shutdown over email

0 Comments · Thursday, October 3, 2013
On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Jac Kern wrote: Hey Maija, This shutdown thing is pretty crazy, right? It's like these Washington dudes went a little too far channeling their inner Liz Lemons.   

Private Pension Problems

Conservative study suggests tea-party backed pension amendment would reduce benefits

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A conservative group’s report helps explain why most of Cincinnati’s political establishment strongly opposes a tea party-backed pension amendment.
  

2013 City Council Candidates at a Glance

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The following are this year’s 21 City Council candidates at a glance. CityBeat will cover the candidate forum and the race in more depth during the weeks leading up to the election.   

City Continues Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Another effort to reduce Cincinnati’s alarmingly high infant mortality rates launched Oct. 1, which local leaders hope will help educate first-time parents in high-risk zip codes on proper ways to put their infants to sleep.    

Ohio Ranks Poorly in “State of Women” Report

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
In comparison to men, Ohio women have lower incomes, hold fewer leadership roles and disproportionately suffer from the state’s high infant mortality rate.  

Power Struggle

FirstEnergy wants looser environmental regulations, and state Republicans seem ready to oblige

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
FirstEnergy wants looser environmental regulations, and state Republicans seem ready to oblige.
  

Pure Romance to Remain in Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Pure Romance on Sept. 24 announced that it is moving to downtown Cincinnati despite a decision from Gov. John Kasich’s administration to not grant tax credits to the $100 million-plus company.  

Food Stamp Restrictions to Hit 18,000 in Hamilton County

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Gov. John Kasich’s refusal to seek another waiver for federal regulations on food stamps will force 18,000 current recipients in Hamilton County to meet work requirements if they want the benefits to continue.   

Poverty on the Rise in Cincinnati

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
More than half of Cincinnati’s children live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey released Sept. 19.   

Council Denies Car Allowances

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on Sept. 24 unanimously stripped budget restorations that would have reinstated car allowances, paid work days and office budgets for the city government’s top earners.  

Let Them Eat Nothing?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
In the middle of a state economy mired in stagnant growth, Gov. John Kasich and his fellow Republicans are attempting to weaken a key safety net that benefits more than 1.8 million Ohioans.